To Help Bees, EU Agency Toughens Pesticide Guidelines

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A European regulator laid out new guidelines on Thursday to restrict the use of pesticides in order to improve bee health, shifting to an approach that it said better accounts for the insects' exposure to the products over time.

A previous risk assessment for honeybees, issued in 2002, did not account for the potential for repeated exposure to a pesticide, according to the European Food Safety Authority, an EU agency. The new guidance accounts for chronic oral toxicity to adult honey bees, as well as toxicity...
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